Luke 18:23
New International Version
When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was very wealthy.

New Living Translation
But when the man heard this he became very sad, for he was very rich.

English Standard Version
But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich.

Berean Study Bible
But when the ruler heard this, he became very sad, because he was extremely wealthy.

Berean Literal Bible
And having heard these things, he became very sorrowful; for he was extremely rich.

New American Standard Bible
But when he had heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich.

King James Bible
And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.

Christian Standard Bible
After he heard this, he became extremely sad, because he was very rich.

Contemporary English Version
When the man heard this, he was sad, because he was very rich.

Good News Translation
But when the man heard this, he became very sad, because he was very rich.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After he heard this, he became extremely sad, because he was very rich.

International Standard Version
But when the official heard this he became sad, because he was very rich.

NET Bible
But when the man heard this he became very sad, for he was extremely wealthy.

New Heart English Bible
But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was very rich.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when he heard these things, it grieved him, for he was very rich.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the official heard this, he became sad, because he was very rich.

New American Standard 1977
But when he had heard these things, he became very sad; for he was extremely rich.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful, for he was very rich.

King James 2000 Bible
And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.

American King James Version
And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.

American Standard Version
But when he heard these things, he became exceeding sorrowful; for he was very rich.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He having heard these things, became sorrowful; for he was very rich.

Darby Bible Translation
But when he heard this he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich.

English Revised Version
But when he heard these things, he became exceeding sorrowful; for he was very rich.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.

Weymouth New Testament
But on hearing these words he was deeply sorrowful, for he was exceedingly rich.

World English Bible
But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was very rich.

Young's Literal Translation
and he, having heard these things, became very sorrowful, for he was exceeding rich.
Study Bible
The Rich Young Ruler
22On hearing this, Jesus told him, “You still lack one thing: Sell everything you own and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.” 23But when the ruler heard this, he became very sad, because he was extremely wealthy. 24Seeing the man’s sorrow, Jesus said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God.…
Cross References
Luke 18:22
On hearing this, Jesus told him, "You still lack one thing: Sell everything you own and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me."

Luke 18:24
Seeing the man's sorrow, Jesus said, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God.

Treasury of Scripture

And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.

he was very sorrowful.

Luke 8:14
And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

Luke 12:15
And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

Luke 19:8
And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

when [the ruler] heard
ἀκούσας (akousas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

this,
ταῦτα (tauta)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

he became
ἐγενήθη (egenēthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

very sad,
περίλυπος (perilypos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4036: Very sorrowful, greatly grieved. From peri and lupe; grieved all around, i.e. Intensely sad.

because
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

he was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

extremely
σφόδρα (sphodra)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4970: Exceedingly, greatly, very much. Neuter plural of sphodros as adverb; vehemently, i.e. In a high degree, much.

wealthy.
πλούσιος (plousios)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4145: Rich, abounding in, wealthy; subst: a rich man. From ploutos; wealthy; figuratively, abounding with.
(23) He was very sorrowful.--St. Luke's word stands half-way between St. Matthew's "sorrowing" and St. Mark's vivid "lowering" or "frowning." (See Note on Mark 10:22.)

He was very rich.--St. Luke's equivalent for he had great possessions. There is, perhaps, something suggestive, especially on the view which has been taken as to the identity of the young ruler, and the purport of the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, in the use of the very same adjective as had been employed in that parable.

Verse 23. - And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich. St. Mark adds (a memory of Peter's) that when he heard this the ruler went away frowning, with a lowering look. This was too much. He could not, even at the bidding of that loved Teacher, give up the pleasant life he loved so well, the things he prized so highly; so silently and sadly he turned away. The 'Gospel of the Hebrews,' a very ancient document, dating from the first days of the faith, a few fragments only of which have come down to us in quotations in the Fathers, thus describes the scene: "Then the rich man began to scratch his head, for that was not to his mind. And the Lord said to him, How then canst thou say, I have kept the Law; for it is written in the Law, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself; and, lo! many of thy brethren, children of Abraham, live in the gutter, and die of hunger, while thy table is loaded with good things, and nothing is sent out to them?" (quoted by Origen, in Matthew 19.). Dante calls this "The Great Refusal," and represents the shade of the young ruler among the throng of the useless, of those who faced both ways (' Inferno,' 10:27). It is worthy of notice that there was no angry retort from the wealthy ruler, no scornful, cynical smile of derision, as we read of among the covetous, wealthy Pharisees (Luke 16:14). Still, in the heart of this seeker after the true wisdom there was a sore conflict. Grieving, sorrow-stricken, with gloomy looks, he turned away in silence. 18:18-30 Many have a great deal in them very commendable, yet perish for lack of some one thing; so this ruler could not bear Christ's terms, which would part between him and his estate. Many who are loth to leave Christ, yet do leave him. After a long struggle between their convictions and their corruptions, their corruptions carry the day. They are very sorry that they cannot serve both; but if one must be quitted, it shall be their God, not their wordly gain. Their boasted obedience will be found mere outside show; the love of the world in some form or other lies at the root. Men are apt to speak too much of what they have left and lost, of what they have done and suffered for Christ, as Peter did. But we should rather be ashamed that there has been any regret or difficulty in doing it.
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